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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | July 21, 2018

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Jury convicts Lanexa man guilty on embezzlement, attempted extortion charges

By Andre Jones | June 18, 2018 6:02 pm

After a 12-hour jury trial, a Lanexa man was convicted of one charge of embezzlement and attempted extortion. The jury rendered their verdict against W. Walker Ware IV during the June 14 trial in New Kent Circuit Court. Seven charges of obtaining money by false pretenses were tossed out by Judge B. Elliott Bondurant. According to Commonwealth’s Attorney Linwood Gregory, Ware was a developer for a New Kent subdivision. In 2006, he approached four lot owners about fixing the roads in the subdivision. After an agreement was made, evidence presented revealed that minimal repairs occurred. On one occasion, Ware withdrew…
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Mechanicsville man takes plea related to drug charges in New Kent

By Andre Jones | June 18, 2018 5:39 pm

A Mechanicsville man will enter into a rehabilitation program as part of a plea agreement reached Monday morning in New Kent Circuit Court. Alexander Matthew Nikolis, 20, of the 8000 block of Rutland Road, entered guilty pleas to an amended charge of misdemeanor accessory after the fact to a felony (originally possession of a schedule II substance), an amended charge of misdemeanor distribution of marijuana (originally felony sale/distribution of marijuana), and three misdemeanor charges of pretrial violations. One count of distributing marijuana was dropped. In a summary of evidence provided by Commonwealth’s Attorney Linwood Greogry, on Jan. 23, 2017, a…
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Pilot suffers minor injuries in New Kent airplane crash

By Community Member | June 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Wreckage of the plane remains in the wood line on Airport Road in New Kent.Virginia State Police photo

Virginia State Police is investigating a plane crash that took place near New Kent County Airport. Officers responded shortly after 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, to the 7000 block of Airport Road. According to the press release, a preliminary investigation revealed that Conelius Obrien, 61, of Mechanicsville, was piloting a Cessna 172D single engine aircraft when he was attempting to take off. The plane briefly went airborne before it crashed into the wood line. Obrien was taken to a local medical facility for treatment of minor injuries. Mechanical issues are being considered a factor into the cause of the…
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Charles City woman guilty of using credit card of deceased man

By Andre Jones | June 16, 2018 2:47 pm

A Charles City woman who used a credit card of a deceased man pled guilty during Friday morning proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court. Teresa Fay Lloyd, 62, of the 6100 block of Sign Post Lane, entered a guilty plea to a single count of credit card fraud as part of a plea deal. In a summary of evidence, on Nov. 30, 2017, Barbara Slater notified authorities that transactions were being made on a credit card of a family member who had recently died. After an investigation, Lloyd, who was a caretaker of the deceased person, became of person of…
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New Kent High School Class of 2018 scholarships and awards

By Andre Jones | June 16, 2018 4:56 am

Nicholas Lee Ashworth- New Kent High School PTSO. Derric William Bayne- New Kent County Chamber of Commerce, New Kent High School Principal’s. Amber Rose Beach- Bottom of the Bridge LaSertoma, Bottom of the Bridge LaSertoma Youth Service Award, Colonial Agricultural Foundation Roger Gregory Jr. Memorial Endowment. RaShara Darneice Bentley- New Covenant Community Church James Gill Memorial. Mason Alexander Bollhorst- Christopher Newport University President’s Leadership Award. Lamont Trevon Brandon- New Covenant Community Church Timothy Michael Gray Memorial. Mayghen Alisabeth Brooks- GRASP Last Dollar. Quinn Lee Chisenhall- Columbia College Chicago Merit. Kyle Jordan Coles- Charles Carlton Business, New Covenant Community Church Covenant…
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New Kent High School Class of 2018

By Andre Jones | June 16, 2018 4:51 am

Allison Grace Adams Powell Wayne-Mason Alter Naayah Fatima Ames Noah Shae Anstead Elena Marieta Aquino Nicholas Lee Ashworth Jacob Ryan Atkinson Shanaya Monet Atkinson Graham Taylor Baldwin Kayla Michelle Balance Abigail Grier Barber Isaiah James Massey Barnett Lauren Alexandra Barney Mia Danielle Bashore Alexis Kay Batkins Derric William Bayne Amber Rose Beach Dominick Christopher Beasley Alandra Lenay Bell Kamryn Michaela Belvin Carleigh Dale Bennett Jacob Anthony Bennette RaShara Darneice Bentley Gabrielle Athena Binkley Mack Lee Birchfield II Kellie Marie Bolden Mason Alexander Bollhorst John Wesley Bonniville Ty Patrick Boyette Taya Brenae Boyles Lamont Trevon Brandon Mayghen Alisabeth Brooks Daisha Kiara…
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New Kent High School Class of 2018 Salutatorian- Harrison Hunt

By Andre Jones | June 16, 2018 4:48 am
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Harrison Hunt is salutatorian of New Kent High School’s Class of 2018 with a grade point average of 4.5. He attended Chesapeake Bay’s Governor School. Harrison was a member of BETA, Quiz Bowl, and a member of the boys’ soccer team. Harrison plans to attend Virginia Tech University and pursue his studies in engineering. He is the son of Bonnie and Michael Hunt.

New Kent High School Class of 2018 Valedictorian- Zhi Jin

By Andre Jones | June 16, 2018 4:46 am
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Zhi Jin posted a grade-point average of 4.58 as valedictorian for New Kent High School’s Class of 2018. Jin studied at Chesapeake Bay’s Governor School. He will be attending Virginia Tech University and plans to major in engineering. He is the son of Yueyun Zheng.

Graduating Trojans encouraged to be ‘New Kent Strong’ to impact world

By Andre Jones | June 16, 2018 4:44 am
Gentlemen and young ladies of New Kent High School’s Class of 2018 gaze over the crowd after marching into the Siegel Center to begin commencement ceremonies Friday night.Andre' Jones photos

An intertwining message given to 236 graduates of New Kent High School’s Class of 2018 focused on the theme of being “New Kent Strong” to make an impact. Friday night’s commencement ceremony at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center brought the outgoing class along with families and friends to witness the festivities. And those festivities revolved around reflection, recollection, and responsibility to make the world a better place. Senior class president Colton Millis said his four years in high school helped define what it was to be “New Kent Strong.” “It was not until this year when I stepped outside my…
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Charles City school board offices relocating operations to school complex

By Andre Jones | June 12, 2018 9:59 pm

Charles City School Board offices will be relocating this upcoming August. School operations will transfer from its current home, the Charles City School Board and Government Administration building, to the school’s campus, 10035 Courthouse Road. Offices will be located in what formerly was known as the middle school’s main office. School board meetings will take place in the high school auditorium to coincide with the move. The area that currently houses the school board will be occupied by the county’s social services department. The social services department currently conducts business from Charles City’s neighborhood facility building and is relocating due…
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